Can you believe it? I can’t. Somehow, I keep thinking, something will happen to sabotage This Mutant Life’s acceptance of my story. Somehow…
But in the meantime, I shall relish the glory! (I know, it’s a small thing, but for me, it’s huge.)
Check out This Mutant Life. While you’re there, buy an issue and remember to check back for my story in September (don’t worry, I’m remind you ).
Now…back to writing my novel…almost got Andreas to Baga – where all the action begins!
How many posts do I have called random post? I’d hate to think.
Well, my great idea of having regular scheduled features fizzled out in less than two weeks! Sheesh! I guess this will just be an occasional blog, with occasional scheduled features.
I’m waiting for my husband. He’s driving for the other side of the bay. He is still hours away, so I’ll spend the time writing something random here.
I have managed to write a little on my novel these past few weeks, but not nearly as much as I had hoped. I have also been wanting to write a 5000 word or less story for the SFFWorld.com short story contest as well as a flash fiction story, but inspiration is short and time even shorter. Guess that’s not gonna happen this month. I have been reading two wonderful stories, draft projects of fellow writers. I read slow and even slower when I’m trying to critique for folks, but I’m getting close to finishing both. Once that’s done, I plan to dedicate myself to MY story. I’ve gotten some excellent feedback on the parts I’ve written so far and I don’t want the reviewer’s efforts to go to waste by not finishing my novel!
Been getting bugged by a person named Prayson Daniel. Very nice guy, but it amazes me how some religious folks just don’t give up. Am I visiting other people’s blogs and trying to convince them that their worldview is wrong? Am I trying to get people to believe what I believe in? Hell no. You have the right to think as you wish! I may spout on topics that some may disagree with and they are more than welcomed to disagree. Despite what some may think, that is an option in a free country.
Well, better go do what I should be doing – working on my novel!
Last night, I managed to get my main character to the town of Berga in north-eastern Spain.
For me, this was no small feat! However, I imagine, that when I edit my draft, quite a bit of the journey from Barcelona to Berga will get cut. Why? Because, for me, there’s a lot in there what I would skip over while reading. Maybe. I’m trying to set the back story on this journey as well as introduce some key characters, and that’s not always the most exciting parts to read in a book.
I’m still following my skeletal outline, but I’ve managed to add some details that will be important later on and may change the course of things. I’m very happy with the progress.
Word count for coherent part: 8,900 or so.
Word count for coherent part and all the other bits I’ve written here and there (including the end): 20,500 or so.
I’m shooting to keep it under 65,000. Depending on how you look at it, I’m either 14% or 32% done. Woohoo!